SHOOTING AT VIRTUE

  • Jaanus Sooväli University of Tartu, Estonia Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics

Resumo

Nietzsche is known as a great and poignant critic of the Judeo-Christian virtue and morality, but the motivation and aim of his criticisms might sometimes remain unclear. For instance, in Twilight of the Idols, he writes: “Are we harming virtue, we immoralists? – Just as little as anarchists harm princes. Princes sit securely on their thrones only after they've been shot at. Moral: morality must be shot at.” This saying seems to suggest that Nietzsche criticized and attacked traditional virtue and morality in order to consolidate and strengthen them. In the article, I provide an interpretation of this saying and, in the course of it, approach Nietzsche’s reconceptualization of virtue and morality more generally. 

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Biografia do Autor

Jaanus Sooväli, University of Tartu, Estonia Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics

Research Fellow

Insitute of Philosophy and Semiotics

University of Tartu, Estonia

Publicado
19-01-2017
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Sooväli, J. (2017). SHOOTING AT VIRTUE. Philósophos - Revista De Filosofia, 21(2), 107-126. https://doi.org/10.5216/phi.v21i2.42974
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